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Information about vaccinations

Covid-19 vaccine 

The NHS is currently offering the Covid-19 vaccine to people most at risk from coronavirus. It is being given at some hospitals and pharmacies, local vaccination centres run by GPs and at larger vaccination centres.

To get the vaccine you need to be registered with a GP surgery in England. You can register with a GP here.

The NHS will let you know when it is your turn to have the vaccine. They will send you a letter which will tell you how to book your appointment. 

Information for older adults about the Covid-19 vaccine is available in large print and various languages. Information about what to expect after your Covid-19 vaccine is also available.

Flu vaccine

The flu vaccine is offered on the NHS every year in the autumn to protect people at risk of flu and its complications.  During the pandemic, the flu vaccine is important because if you catch flu and coronavirus at the same time, you are more likely to be seriously ill, according to research. Also, if you are at higher risk from coronavirus, you are also at risk of problems from flu. 

In winter 2020 to 2021, the NHS is offering the free flu vaccine to more people.  This includes frontline health or social care workers, including Personal Assistants.

If you have a long-term health condition, such as a respiratory condition, a learning disability, or diabetes, you are also offered the flu vaccine. 

If you have had, or are going to have a flu vaccine, it is important to know that it will not protect you from Covid-19. If you are eligible for both vaccines then you should have them both, but normally separated by at least a week. Your GP will advise on when it is best to have each vaccine. 

Flu vaccines are available at GP surgeries.  Also, there are some pharmacies that are offering the service.

More information about the flu vaccine in winter 2020 to 2021 is available.

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